How do YOU

Write Women?

Knock your female-driven story out of the park! 

What do Game of Thrones, Miss Congeniality, The Color Purple, Legally Blonde, and Hidden Figures all have in common?  It is NOT that they all have female protagonists. They all use a story structure that empowers writers, actors, and directors to tell compelling female-driven stories.

Women's stories are powerful.  Women have our own archetypal structure unique to us.  For too long, writers have tried to use The Hero's Journey to tell women's stories. That mythic structure falls short when it comes to women's experience.

Using the structure that works best for women-driven stories is critical to successfully telling and selling your story.  

The Write Women method will help you deliver strong female characters and stories that resonate with audiences.  Archetypal stories are the ones that our cultures, instincts, and social patterns

The Write Women Method is based in a mythic structure for women's stories that has been intuitive to storytellers for ages.  The most successful female-driven stories recreate this structure intuitively.  You can learn the method, or work with me to get your story or campaign on solid female-driven footing.

Below are some free resources to help you develop your female-driven story or campaign the Write Women Way.


The Queen's Path

You can get a copy of The Queen's Path diagram here.

Use this dynamic structure to help make sense of both character and story arcs to help your woman-driven story connect to your audience.  Follow the path like the face of a clock.  The first quadrant begins at midnight and goes through about 3 o'clock.  Each quadrant follows this pattern until you return to Midnight.

The Characters

Use this to help you make sense of how your female protagonist or villain fits the channels along the Queen's Path.  Know the characteristics that determine whether she is a MIPE (Magical Isolated Powerful & Endangered) or a MISOR (Maiden in Search of Relationship).

You can get an infographic with some of the qualities associated with the character archetypes: MIPE and MISOR here.


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If you are a Development Executive, Writer, Editor, Campaign Staffer, Agent, or Advertising Executive, you can reach out for more information, or a free 30-minute consultation.  Send me an email or text to discuss your story or campaign.

@2016-2020 Stacey Simmons, PhD


Write Women  -Los Angeles, California